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Balena (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Italian Lincoln Park
Recommended
4 out of 5 stars
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Photograph: Erica Gannett Balena

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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Between the warmth of the room and the compelling simplicity of Chris Pandel’s food, there is something especially comfortable about Balena, a collaboration between the Bristol and the BOKA Restaurant Group. Settle in with a few amaro cocktails (our pick: the Montenegro), share a pizza (mortadella with chili oil), don’t miss the smoked mackerel or gorgeous tagliolini nero, an uni, crab and chile pasta, and wrap things up with the tiramisu (a light and sophisticated take on the staple). Finally, fall asleep on a banquette. With any luck, nobody will wake you up.

Details

Address: 1633 N Halsted St
Chicago
60614
Transport: El stop: Red to North/Clybourn. Bus: 8, 9, 72, 132.
Price: Average main course: $22
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Opening hours: Dinner
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